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Should I Use An Aqueous Solution For My Parts Washer?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

If you work in a facility that regularly handles parts washing for small intricate parts or even heavy-duty parts, the cleaning solution used is an important element. The parts washing solution along with the parts cleaning system needs to work effectively by offering a thorough clean, keep the work environment safe and completely wash and dry the parts as quickly as possible. If these are components you look for to enhance your parts washing, an aqueous solution is what you need.

Safer Work Environment With Aqueous Cleaning

Aqueous cleaning products are water based cleaners that, unlike petroleum solvents, are nonflammable and nonhazardous to better provide a safer work environment. Other cleaning solutions like petroleum and chlorinated solvents contain chemicals that may be toxic if inhaled and can also increase the risk of cancer. Unfortunately, petroleum solvents also evaporate quickly, making worker exposure difficult to control and contain. Instead of dissolving grease, the aqueous solution in the parts washer units utilize heat, pressurized water, soap action, and agitation to break up dirt and grease. The aqueous solution also has the additional benefits of minimal odors and no pollution, which will benefit workers health as well the environment. The water based cleaning solution also minimizes the risks and liability of toxic waste disposal, which in turn, reduces the risk of worker accidents when disposing of the chips and oil from the parts washing waste. 

Save Money And Enhance Productivity

The initial start up cost can be more expensive for aqueous parts washing solution and a more effective industrial parts washer but ultimately businesses save money with reduced labor costs and with increased productivity. Utilizing an automatic parts washer allows workers to focus on other daily tasks while the parts are being washed and dried. Reducing these labor costs will save a significant amount of money while also maintaining a safe environment for workers. Additionally, aqueous cleaning systems can also save money by providing clean and dry parts to the next process, eliminating component rejects and quality issues. 

Efficiently Clean Parts With Precision Cleaning 

Aqueous parts washers are designed to quickly and effectively remove oils and solids with features such as oil skimming and chip collection basket. By using skimmers and filters cleaning solutions can last indefinitely if properly maintained. In all cases though, it is necessary to periodically add water and detergent formulations due to loss through evaporation, filtration and by being carried out on parts to maximize the extension of use. Other solvents can even leave grease and oil on the parts requiring them to be washed again but water based cleaners are able to clean the parts fully right away so the process doesn’t have to be repeated which loses time and money. An aqueous parts washer also has the advantage to dry the parts so when they come out they are fully cleaned and ready to use. 

Jenfab | Aqueous Solution

Since 1960, JenFab has developed innovative technology for aqueous cleaning solutions. With a versatile product selection, JenFab has what you need to get started on a safer and cost effective cleaning parts path.

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